In 2015 the 5 acres of Bocombe Mill Cottage Garden will, for the tenth year, be open exclusively for the benefit of the National Gardens Scheme (NGS). All of the money from our Admission Charges and sales of Homemade Teas go directly to the NGS, which supports charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support and many more. Our open days are:
The whole Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May, that’s Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th May. From 12 noon to 5pm.
Plus, in June, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th at the same times
If you're a group of 10 or more you can make an appointment for visits with guided tours from the beginning of March until the end of September.
An unwelcome visitor that crept into our Gardener’s loo through an open vent. And then consumed a section of the NGS poster confirming we’d raised more than £12,000.00.
The common garden snail species is usually Cornu aspersum, though various other species such as the banded snails, Cepaea, are often found lurking around undergrowth ready to devour newly planted seedlings through to a crop just ready to harvest!